Update

Hi there tout la gang,

We don't have much to say about research in practice at the Café right now

but we are talking policy and practice over here now: Literacy Enquirers.

Monday, July 23, 2007

social wha?

We hear a lot about Web 2.0 and social networking these days.
Some of want to understand it better and some of us want to help learners understand it better.

So what is social networking?
For those of us struggling to understand what the point of Facebook is,

Facebook profile

the good folks at commoncraft have made a plain language video to explain it to us.


They have also made videos about RSS and Wikis. I love the wiki video - they show how to use a wiki to plan a camping trip. Thanks commoncraft!
Wendell over at qualities - communities - literacies uses some of these applications with students and is constantly experimenting in the Web 2.0 environment.
Wendell introduced me to Beth at Beth's Blog - another great resource for educational technology stuff. The only problem is that her blog is so laden with video and networking programs it can be slow to load. Today her blog kept crashing my browser (Firefox). But it is a fascinating read when you can get in, which I usually can.
Happy networking everybody. See you on Facebook?

1 comment:

Beth Kanter said...

Ah, thanks for the feedback. I'm going to have to look into that. There's so much excellent content out there of interest to nonprofits. Maybe i should limit myself on the number of video posts?

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